Steller's Sea Cow Facts

The list of recently extinct animal facts continues with a page full of facts and information on the Steller's Sea Cow (also mistakenly spelled Stellar Sea Cow), a marine mammal of immense size that became extinct around 1768. When this sea creature was living, it was thought to have weighed up to ten tons and to have been up to 30 feet long (9 meters). This gentle-natured animal lived in the shallow Arctic waters where it was hunted by seal hunters, fur traders and even sailors who sought it for its food, fat and skin. Excessive hunting is what eventually drove the Steller's Sea Cow to extinction. Below is more interesting kid-friendly information about this animal including why it was such an easy target for hunters.

Steller's Sea Cow General Facts

Steller's Sea Cow Descriptive Facts